Widewalls: The Meaning of Art Lists in Today's Day and Age
"Art lists seem to be a quick fix as rankings suggest structure and organization, which give the illusion that the art world is somewhat manageable. Rankings and statistics are the metrics on which economics run and how we predict trends or certain developments, they became the currency to buy reputation. The lists fit very well in our attention economy, where content has grown increasingly abundant and attention becomes the limiting factor in the consumption of information."
Read the whole article by Anabel Roque Rodriguez in Widewalls Magazine